I just read that Virginmedia is customers in Ireland to sign up and use the new 360Mb cable modems. Typical sepcifications of the modem was:
Basic ARRIS TG2492S/CE Specification * Euro / DOCSIS 3.0 (24 Downstream and 8 Upstream channels) * 4 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Ports * 2 x RJ-11 Telephone Ports * 802.11 AC WiFi (2.4GHz + 5GHz) * Download Speed of up to 1 Gbps (ignore this, you won’t ever get that on VM until DOCSIS3.1 arrives)
There is no word in the UK, when this will be rolled out, I have looked everywhere and found nothing, apart from in Ireland?
The current upgrades to 200 are a joke with many people evidently from this forum (and like me) going from stable consistent speeds to appalling half of what used to be achieved.
VM should concentrate on maintaining the infrastructure and keeping the network from congestion and contention instead of stupid speeds to boast that they are fastest, when their network is crumbling around them.
Virginmedia are concentrating on maintaining the current infrastructure and keeping the current network from congestion in many areas, while in other areas including mine, congestion is quite high in the evenings. On saying that though, it's usually around 214Mb downstream and 12-13Mb upsteam - but this does drop to just below 200Mb.
Broadband and our rain! But on saying the aforementioned, this morning I was getting 1.83Mb downstream - it never got to the upstream because I did a full reboot of the whole network. But this is nothing unusual for Virginmedia (it rained last night, and that affects our connection everytime!). They say it is the actual green boxes in the streets, which are not waterproof - even though I was told this had been fixed.
Best time for our BROADBAND is in our non-existant Summer's with no rain!
They need to completely overhaul the old hardware first as it struggles over 50Mbps in the evenings here, it struggles to get 152Mbps after 12pm TBH, 200Mbps will not be achievable 80% of the time, 360Mbps is a pipe dream, but saying that FTTP is on our local BT Exchange, but its not live for residential usage, but when it is its upto 330Mbps and 30Mbps download, so there might be some hope in the near future, for my grandchildren
they cannot manage what they advertise at this moment in time they will charge you a hell of a lot more for what even more complaints virgin getting worse need to sort out the very basics before they try to RIP more people off